Civic Center Library will be closed for upgrades Apr 16-30. Reopening tentatively set for May 1. More details.

One of my favorite pop culture procrastination sites, Flavorwire, creates mixtapes inspired by characters in books and movies:If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite literary characters...
Are zombies the new vampires?Although the appeal of vampires is still strong (who doesn’t like those attractive, super powered, immortal blood suckers), the time of the zombie seems to have...
Yo-Yo Ma on a bathroom floor, with a wombat. Needs no further explanation. via @PeterSegal  
“Tis the season for relaxing, sharing holiday meals, and exchanging gifts with family and friends. There are many options for gifts that don’t break the bank. Are you a baker? Get...
Artist Christophe Gowans reimagines classic music album as book covers. Some of my favorites from his Flickr photoset:           Patti Smith -...
I am now a member of Panem. Make your own Identification Pass at thecapitol.pn   Find The Hunger Games trilogy in book, audiobook, large type, Lucky Day, and eAudiobook formats at the...
So, we all love Ryan Gosling, right? What's not to love: He carries his dog up escalators, wears his jammies to the Cannes, and is so obviously superior to Bradley Cooper. Many of you may have...
This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth OppelHave you ever wondered what Victor Frankenstein was like as a boy?  What events might have shaped him into the man who decided to explore the dark science of...
We sat down with seventeen year old actor, producer, researcher, and documentarian Kayla Thompson to get a backstage look at the making of her latest short film, a profile on the Marin City...
Abandon is the first book in a planned trilogy.  The second book, Underworld, should be available summer 2012. Meg Cabot has written so many books it is hard to keep track.  Luckily...